View Poll Results: Would you or anyone you know do business with a store that had a openly racist policy

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  • I would not frequent such a business

    26 43.33%
  • I would frequent such a business

    3 5.00%
  • No one I know would frequent such a business

    13 21.67%
  • A small handful of folks I know might frequent such a business

    17 28.33%
  • A significant number of people I know would frequent such a business

    17 28.33%
  • Over half the people I know would frequent such a business

    16 26.67%
  • Most people I know would frequent such a business

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Thread: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    I'd like to go work out at Curves, but they won't let me.
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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I'm hesitant to even say whether or not I'd patronize such an establishment, because I feel like if we all say we wouldn't, that will be used as an excuse, by libertarian types, why business owners should have the legal right to discriminate in this way (which i don't believe they should), because- the theory goes- the free market will drive such establishments out of business anyway, because nobody would be willing to shop there.

    It's not a discussion I'm willing to have, though.
    Business owners don't and shouldn't have the right to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity.
    The reason I made the point about Walmart is that everybody claims it's evil, but shops there anyway.
    Ideals tend to fly out the window in the face of good bargains and convenient location.
    Racism and racial discrimination need to remain illegal.
    correction: the libertarians don't believe the free market WILL drive such establishments out of business. They just believe that if it is a true issue for society to have segregated businesses, then society will have the opportunity to drive them out of business. But then again, if they don't mind the segregated business to the point that they will continue to shop there, then they will remain in business. They just don't think the government should be able to decide that for society.

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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    I dont know why someone -wouldn't- do business with someone for no reason other than they are racist.

    Would you not do business with someone because they are Catholic? Muslim? Gay? Straight?
    Liberal? Conservative?

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    I'd do business with segregationists.

    I'm not in business to judge anyone's character, I'm in business to make money. I've sold wedding cakes to gays and lesbians and I don't give a crap about them at all, and I've had a gangster give me $1000 from his pocket to pay for his wedding cake, no quibbles. I was selling a product, not running a ministry.

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    I highly doubt the average store will have any sort of racial bias. They may not enjoy a language barrier, but who does?

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I'd like to go work out at Curves, but they won't let me.
    don't you hate those segregationist women, they won't let me in, even if i wear a dress.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    don't you hate those segregationist women, they won't let me in, even if i wear a dress.
    I even went so far as to tuck, and it was still a no.
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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted that I wouldn't patronize a store like that. It does remind me of one time when my party of six was asked to leave an otherwise all black church gathering at a fund-raiser held at Arlington Park Race Track. We bought tickets quite by accident. But decided to stay once we realized what had happened. After about thirty minutes, the minister came over and very nicely asked us if we'd mind moving out of their church gathering....said we'd probaby be more comfortable. He was right. We were.
    Why the hell didn't he try to include you?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I find that most people segregate themselves by choice not even realizing it. Yet when they notice someone else doing this they are seen as racist.
    I've seen people segregate themselves. Back in the day, I attended classes at a local community college, and the biggest lounge on campus typically featured black students seated on one side and white students seated on the other.

    I never particularly thought of that as being a result of racism. What I did think was racist were the occasions when I'd start out on the "wrong" side of the lounge in the morning, studying for a test, end up surrounded by people who didn't look like me . . . and get weird or dirty looks from people who thought I shouldn't be sitting there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    How many heterosexual men here frequent a gay bar?
    I live in the sticks. No gay bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Does this make you a homophobe? or perhaps your interests simply are not the same and therefor you go with more like minded people.
    As far as I'm concerned if you want to segregate, then resign yourself to being a customer / employee for the rest of your life.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Another shoddy attempt to try and justify tossing out the Civil Rights Amend. If it isn't needed, why the push to get rid of it? Who do racists think they are kidding? Bigots should be exposed for what they are and their businesses shut down.
    Would you apply that to the black rodeo,circus, or the black fund raiser that was mentioned earlier?

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